Pedestrian killed at darkened Arlington intersection

A man was killed by a car in Arlington Sunday night as he walked through a darkened intersection that lost power in the storm.

The driver of the car did not heed police advice to stop at all intersections that have non-working traffic lights, said Arlington police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

Police have not yet identified the man. The driver stayed on the scene and was cooperative, and has not been charged with a crime, police said.

The pedestrian was crossing Columbia Pike in the Four Mile Run Drive area just before 9:30 p.m. He was hit by a Honda sedan, and pronounced dead at Fairfax Hospital.

“Visibility is poor because there’s no power,” Sternbeck said. “We urge anybody behind the wheel to take a cautious approach when going through intersections. Treat them as a four-way stop.”


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